Pint & a Half and the new album “Boomtown Ghosts”
Dynamic Americana duo Pint & A Half spins out vibrant songs overflowing with heart, soul and stories. Rooted in Salida, CO and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard (guitar, vocals) and Tami Sheppard (vocals, percussion), the group’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound. Pint & A Half’s sizzling chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmer during their energetic performances.
Pint & A Half’s sophmore release, Boomtown Ghosts was recorded at Howlin’ Dog Recording Studios in Alamosa, CO and features the additional talents of legendary producer and musician Don Richmond. Released on Howlin’ Dog Records, the collection is brimming with timeless tunes inspired by the local stories and history of their hometown in the mountains. Vibrating with the band’s signature tight harmonies and thoughtful words, the catchy songs on the release capture the boom-and-bust, up-and-down spirit of the west while exploring universal themes including love, change, growing older and how people relate to each other and to the complex world.
Since the release of the home-recorded debut album, Blue Sky Earth, Pint & A Half has toured the country playing venues and festivals throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Illinois and Texas, performing alongside beloved, award-winning acts like The Trishas, Gabrielle Louise, Michael Hearne, Shake Russell and many others. Pint & A Half has also found a large, enthusiastic audience on Spotify, iTunes Radio and community radio stations across middle America. In 2017, the duo received the People’s Choice honor in the South West Indy Artist Awards for Boomtown Ghosts and was #1 in the “fan poll” on the syndicated radio program Colorado Playlist. The EP was also one of the Top Ten Albums for 2017 on the show Backroads on KDHX FM in St. Louis, MO.
Committed to making meaningful music, Duke and Tami continue to share secrets and stories on tour and in the studio. Their latest single, “Mountains, Rivers, Music” was just released and is available for download on the Pint & A Half website. Fresh off playing forthe prestigious Swallow Hill Music organization, the band will be playing festivals and select shows throughout 2018 and will embark on a major tour through UT, WY, MT and ID in June.